JENKINS -- A brewery north of the Brainerd/Baxter area has added a new employee - sort of.

Snarky Loon Brewing Company says Pequot tool manufacturing made a robot to serve its beer.

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They invited fans and customers Tuesday night to get a tour of the plant and see their beer poured by the robot.

It's been named "Snarky Bot".

Sawatdee Thai restaurant in Maple Grove and Minneapolis have hired a robot named DeeDee to help out with the staffing shortage.